Vistara has launched an industry-first service, #VistaraWomanFlyer, to make the skies friendlier for solo women travellers. This service is designed to make the whole experience of flying safer for women travelling alone and includes preferred seats, and baggage & transport assistance on arrival at the destination.
Assignment of Preferred Seats
While all travellers have the option of seat selection during booking and web check-in, Vistara ensures that solo women travellers are assigned only aisle or windows seats, even if they have not utilized the facility.
Baggage & Transport Assistance:
On arrival at the destination airport, Vistara will hereon, provide baggage and transport assistance to any solo women travellers who have flown Vistara. Flyers can approach the Uniformed Vistara Staff with #VistaraWomanFlyer Arrivals Assistance placards at the Baggage Claim Area to get assistance with luggage and booking of airport-authorized taxis. The Vistara service does not end with just that, the staff also escort such flyers to the taxi stand on request.
Terms & Conditions of #VistaraWomanFlyer:
Emirates and flydubai have announced their plans to enter an extensive partnership agreement with each other. This agreement will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers enhanced travel options, with each airline working to leverage each other’s network in order to scale up their operations and accelerate growth.
One of the points of focus will be on integrated collaboration of networks to coordinate scheduling of flights. They will work towards the development of their hub at the Dubai International Airport and work to align their systems and operations to ensure seamless connectivity and enhance the overall travel experience.
Both airlines will also collaborate on issues related to commercial, network planning, airport operations, customer journey, and the alignment of their frequent flyer programmes.
Furthermore, together, Emirates and flydubai will provide customers a broader array of destinations to fly to with seamless connectivity. Emirates connects Dubai to 157 destinations across the world, while flydubai connects to 95 destinations in the region. Combined, the airlines will connect 216 unique destination points.
By 2022, the combined network of Emirates and flydubai is expected to reach 240 destinations, served by a combined fleet of 380 aircraft.
American Airlines has announced the launch of new Baggage Alerts that notifies flying guests about the status of their checked baggage. The notification, officially known as the Customer Baggage Notification or CBN also notifies guests if the bag is on the same plane or not, shortly after landing at the destination airport.
According to a Press Release issued by American Airlines on its website, guests flying the American Airlines receive three types of alerts:
"To receive alerts, customers can use the American Airlines App, sign up for an AAdvantage® account or provide contact information during booking or check-in", the press release continued.
Jet Airways has announced an expansion in its domestic flight services to enhance connectivity across India cities. The new flights which connect major metros to non-metropolitan cities will serve to enhance Jet Airways' domestic footprint and help to facilitate air travel in the newly added cities.
In an industry-first, Jet Airways has introduced direct, return non-stop flights from Indore to Ahmedabad and Jaipur. The airlines has also introduces 11 direct flights (with one-stop in between) between Delhi and Silchar, Dehradun and Jaipur, Chandigarh and Dehradun, Chandigarh and Lucknow, and between Indore and Lucknow.
New, direct non-stop flights between Delhi and Indore, Lucknow, Jaipur as well as connecting Jaipur with Udaipur and Lucknow have been introduced as well.
Jet Airways has also increased capacity on key routes via additional frequencies, that include a 2nd flight between Bengaluru and Guwahati, a 3rd frequency between Delhi and Indore, a 7th daily frequency between Delhi and Lucknow, as well as, Delhi and Jaipur, together with a 2nd daily flight between Delhi and Udaipur.
The schedule of the new, direct non-stop flights is as follows:
|Flight No.||City of Departure||Time of Departure||City of Arrival||Time of Arrival||Frequency|
|9W 2644||Delhi||0805 hrs||Indore||1010 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2266||Indore||1805 hrs||Delhi||2010 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2824||Ahmedabad||1205 hrs||Indore||1315 hrs||Non-stop / 6 Days|
|9W 2823||Indore||1035 hrs||Ahmedabad||1140 hrs||Non-stop / 6 Days|
|9W 2658||Delhi||1240 hrs||Lucknow||1405 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2663||Lucknow||1750 hrs||Delhi||1915 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2459||Delhi||0745 hrs||Jaipur||0855 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2807||Jaipur||1310 hrs||Delhi||1410 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2267||Lucknow||1435 hrs||Jaipur||1555 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2830||Jaipur||1550 hrs||Lucknow||1720 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2830||Indore||1340 hrs||Jaipur||1525 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2267||Jaipur||1620 hrs||Indore||1740 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2624||Udaipur||1725 hrs||Jaipur||1825 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
|9W 2261||Jaipur||1600 hrs||Udaipur||1700 hrs||Daily Non-stop|
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